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The number of life science companies in Stockholm/Uppsala has increased by almost 50% in 10 years

Between 2009 and 2019, the number of life science companies in the Stockholm-Uppsala region increased by almost 50%.

This is stated in a report published by the Stockholm Science City Foundation on the 31 of March. Half of the employees within Sweden’s life science work in the region, which means 31,500 people at nearly 1,000 companies. The report also shows that half of Sweden’s patent applications originate from the region.

The report also summarizes how the region compares globally. It is ranked as one of the most innovative regions in Europe and only Silicon Valley can showcase a greater number of unicorns per capita states the authors of the report.

Read the report (in Swedish) here!

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